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Old 20 September 2005, 17:25   #1
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Navico Axis replacement battery?

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement battery pack for a Navico Axis handheld VHF?

I've emailed Simrad, who bought Navico a while back; and found one place on-line www.yachtbits.com that have them (for 75 inc carriage!)

Any other suggestions?

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probably your best bet is to open it up and change the cells - I most certainly would at that price!!!
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Old 21 September 2005, 03:34   #3
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I pulled it apart last night to check if that's an option. As expected it does use AA size cells, so it should be a fairly simple job.

On the other hand, do I want to find that my VHF fails when I most need it because of a dodgy bit of penny pinching soldering?

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Trip to the Boat show for Corporate Sponsorship of Ribnet by one of the radio manufacturers me thinks. Go on, go on, sell your soul
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JK,

Have a look at these 2;

Euro Batteries

Global Batteries

There are small companies who specialise in re-packing and are usually quite reasonable.
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Euro seem to have a good range. If I did decide to rebuild the battery pack I could go up to a massive 3500 mAh!

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I pulled it apart last night to check if that's an option. As expected it does use AA size cells, so it should be a fairly simple job.

On the other hand, do I want to find that my VHF fails when I most need it because of a dodgy bit of penny pinching soldering?
Just do it and stop fekkin about.




A nice chunky, hot soldering bit, tin both the battery end and the wee bits of cable you'll need to make up. Whap them together fast... don't linger and heat up the whole battery. Easy.
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I usually abrade the ends of the cells with a file or similar - makes tinning them easier - unless they are designed to be soldered.
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I've emailed Simrad, who bought Navico a while back; and found one place on-line www.yachtbits.com that have them (for 75 inc carriage!)
Actually, I was looking at the wrong one. The real price is 120!

Wonder if they're selling many!

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Blimey John

You could get a new Icom IC-M1EuroV for less than that m8
And that's Lithium-ion

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